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As has become the custom, the two bishops from the cities competing in the World Series have entered a friendly wager on the games.

If the Phillies win, Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York will ship a dozen bagels to the City of Brotherly Love; if the Yankees prevail, Cardinal Justin Rigali of Philadelphia will send a case of Tastykakes to the Big Apple, according to a press release from the Philadelphia Archdiocese.

If you don't know what Tastykakes are, you're not missing much. Kind of like Twinkies or Ho Hos. Still, I root for the Phillies, being married to a native Philadelphian and all.

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Trying not to be cynical, but wondering if these little human interest stories are specifically designed to make the hierarchy seem, well, more human.

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